No-Fault Divorce: A Step Forward for the LGBTQ Community
In the case of Simmons & Simmons LLP v Charles Hickox  EWHC 2141 (QB), the High Court has held that a defendant who applies for summary judgment on a point of law which he knows, or ought to have known, was not justified should pay the costs of the application on the indemnity basis.
In its recent decision Michaud v France dated 6 December 2012 (Requête No.12323/11), the European Court of Human Rights (the “Court”) confirmed that French advocates, like any other lawyers authorised to practise within the European Member States, must comply with certain obligations aimed at effectively detecting and fighting against money laundering activities.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”)’s Working Group on Bribery recently urged France to tackle bribery, tighten laws and boost fines. It is “seriously concerned that, despite the very significant role of French companies in the international economy”, France has only secured 5 convictions since the bribery ban came into force in 2000.
The three adopted children of millionaire turkey farmer, Bernard Matthews, commenced proceedings in England for their share in their father’s £12 million French villa near St Tropez to be recognised under French law, despite their father’s three wills in favour of his secret French mistress for 23 years.
Recently, there has been an interesting ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on two joined cases, both relating to alleged multi-jurisdictional defamation by means of material published on the internet. The inherent conflict of the globality of the internet and the territorially limited jurisdiction of national courts was the key issue.
Skip to content Home About Us Insights Services Contact Accessibility